Warrie Circuit

Springbrook National Park

Beautiful walk through the valley. Pass and go through lots of waterfalls and rainforest.

Stop at Apple Tree Park for toilet stop on way. Circuit is another 5-10min drive from there.

Public toilets are also located at Tallanbana Picnic Area approximately 300m on the right before Canyon Lookout where Warrie Circuit begins - toilets are set back off the road and can't be seen from the road, but, they're there just behind the picnic tables.

Cuts across the Ngarri-dhum Falls a few times in one half, and the Little Nerang Creek in the other half. The half way point is the Meeting of the Waters where (as the name suggests) the two creeks meet.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Rainforest
836m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Exit 79 on the Pacific Motorway. Follow Springbrook Road about 27 kms up the plateau. Turn left at a sign that says "Canyon lookout 0.2". Park at the Canyon lookout.

Maps

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-inset-maps.pdf

Route/Trail notes

From the Canyon lookout turn right and follow the path. The path is extremely well signed and marked. There are a few turnoffs for the 4km Twin Falls circuit, but stay right. It's virtually impossible to get lost. The first few kilometres head downhill past a few beautiful waterfalls. After while you lose altitude into the rainforest. A few switch backs downhill and you end up at the half way point, where all the creeks meet. Beautiful place to stop for lunch.

The walk back up hill isn't steep with lots of switch backs. At one stage near the top you get near another waterfall. There's a sign pointing to the Twin Falls circuit, but turn right and walk behind the waterfall. Best part of the trek! Follow the climb back up and walk along the ridge back to the car, checking out views all the way to Surfers Paradise.

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

Take a Walk in South-East Queensland, p168, ISBN 9780957793170

Comments

Glorious day to trek 16+ km of rainforest to delight in cascading waterfalls everywhere - with Abhi, Kristy, Lu, Fernando, Lisa, and Xiqian

Eleasa on 14 Jun, 2022

Accidentally took this route instead of the Twin Falls circuit - two females and our 8yo daughters. We reached Meeting of the Waters and couldn't get our girls across - panicked a little bit as we only had a few hours left of daylight under the thick rainforest canopy. Thankfully two hikers appeared out of nowhere and helped us navigate across and back until we had signal once more. Have learnt a few things in hindsight and will not be making that mistake again!

HTan on 28 May, 2022

Great hike. Especially after rain when the falls are pumping. Beautiful all the way. Make sure you go off and see the Waterfalls hiding down the little side tracks. Quite a slog all the way back up hill but even unfit me was able to manage. Did get attacked by leeches and did need assistance Crossing the creek on the way out as the river was roaring and the current strong. Go with a group.

Sharon on 23 Jan, 2022

Was a great walk. Muddy and slippery! But good fun! Plenty of leeches! Took us just under 4 hours with a lunch stop. Good incline walk at the end.

Tyneal on 16 Jan, 2022

Wow what a beautiful hike with everything to see, waterfalls, waterholes and pythons. Perfect.

Vanessak_23 on 16 Jan, 2022

Just amazing! Sooooo many waterfalls...and a couple of creek crossings. After recent rain the track was quite muddy & slippery in places. Couple of leeches too. Definitely worth it!

Suz on 3 Jan, 2022

Wonderful wet walk to see in the New Year. Rain made the creeks and waterfalls full of water and very beautiful

Calum Burn on 31 Dec, 2021

Beautiful walk with some opportunities for swimming if you don't mind the water being a bit cold. We went after the rain and had to take our shoes off for some creek crossings, so it might be worth bringing a small towel.

Jess&JonM on 4 Dec, 2021

Really fun walk, Warrie Circuit with The Pinnacle extention.
This is a fun walk with great views from the Pinnacle. This is a little scramble up with nothing very difficult but a head for heights would be good. A good general fitness would be required for the whole trip.
Wear a hat as it’s exposed at this point.
The walk back, anti clockwise, takes you to the Meeting of the Waters where a cooling dip can be had.
Then it’s a slog all the way back up to the car park. Now you’ll be thankful for the fitness you have!

Paul Tooze on 1 Nov, 2021

Fantastic hike. One of my favorites in Australia. 14.3km as marked by the signage on the walk. Several amazing waterfalls, beautiful rainforest, and lots of beautiful birds. One snake, which was not interested in being anywhere near us

Steven Dee on 17 Oct, 2021

This walk is definitely a must. Affectionately known as the ‘oh wow’ walk because of how many times you stop to admire the view and say oh wow!

Swimming opportunity at the bottom. Take some food
Loved and need to do it again soon

Sofia on 25 Sep, 2021

Did this walk in 4.5hrs going anti clockwise.

It is suggested to start the walk before 11am. We started it at 12pm and for the last 3km until you walked out of the base of the forest, it is very dark.

Was actually a pretty well rounded walk with plenty of views, changes if scenery and the water falls a rivers to cool down in. Give Twin Falls a miss and do this walk!

Zappy on 24 Sep, 2021

Started early, anti-clocwise; on a clear day. Did this walk last year and noticed how dry it was this time. Still, it is beautiful regardless. Very gradual but very steep return. Took 2hours 40minutes (I was on a mission :-)

Carmen on 19 Sep, 2021

This is a beautiful walk at any time of the year…it was 10 degrees when I headed off today but perfect for hiking! My 5th time on the circuit and I always see something new. Today was all about the fungi though! I’ll upload a couple of collages. The walk is only about 14km and I completed it in 3.5hrs.

S K on 7 Sep, 2021

good walk, need a modicum of fitness for the return. anti clockwise as others suggest is better or the walk back will be much steeper

waddle on 31 Aug, 2021

A good walk! I would consider myself beginner to intermediate, and the uphill half was a bit of a killer but the rest was great.
Bit slippery at some points on the way and can be a bit steep, with narrow paths with a cliff right to your side.
Started at ~0930 and finished by 1400 with a decent stop for lunch and a few on the way back up.

stegasarahus on 19 Aug, 2021

Great weather and views were clear, I'd recommend going after some rain, it's a bit slippery and the views aren't as clear but the waterfalls are in full flow and it's honestly breathtaking, better than the views you see from the viewpoints in my opinion.

Harry Lamb on 17 Jul, 2021

Great walk, pretty muddy when I was there

Lobster on Jul, 2021

Beautiful walk. So many waterfalls

Kel on Jul, 2021

Great day for it, went to the pinnacle as well, definitely recommend the side track, requires some scrambling and climbing but nothing to severe.

Harry Lamb on 22 Jun, 2021

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